Today marks the 5th anniversary of the MIUI shell for Android, with which Xiaomi began its activities. The company held a presentation on this subject, as expected, and introduced a new version of its MIUI 7 shell and a very interesting 5.5-inch Redmi Note 2 cover / price ratio. We’ll start with it. The design of the smartphone is similar to the previously presented Xiaomi Mi4i with multi-colored polycarbonate covers.
The smartphone will be available in two versions: Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 2 Prime, which will differ in the amount of internal memory and processor frequency. The screen size is 5.5 inches, resolution – 1920×1080. A relatively fresh and efficient MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) at 2.0 GHz in the 16 GB version and its turbo version MT6795T at 2.2 GHz in the Prime version at 32 GB eMMC 5.0 are installed as a processor. The amount of RAM is 2 GB.
In addition to the standard set of wireless modules, the smartphone has got an infrared port for controlling home appliances, which was not previously available in the company’s budget. The main camera of the smartphone uses a Samsung module with a resolution of 13 megapixels and an aperture of F / 2.2 and phase autofocus for 0.1 s, in the front camera – OmniVision by 5 megapixels.
The smartphone is powered by a removable 3060 mAh battery with quick charge function. Dimensions: 152x76x8.25 mm and weight 160 g. In China, sales will begin tomorrow, and the price will be $ 125 (2900 UAH / 9000 rubles) for 16 GB and $ 155 (3600 UAH / 11000 rubles) for 32 GB. According to Xiaomi, their smartphone, at a lower price, is able to outperform flagships Huawei P8 and Meizu MX5 in performance. According to them, in AnTuTu Redmi Note 2 Prime scores more than 54 thousand points and overtakes Huawei P8 (49144) and Meizu MX5 (47032 thousand).
It is still difficult to judge how true this is.
As for the MIUI7 shell, it will be based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and will receive primarily improvements in optimization. It is argued that the speed of MIUI 7 is increased by 30%, and energy consumption is reduced by 25%. Finalization of a bunch of small design details was made, there are various topics for different users, you can create your own. The gallery has features for recognizing faces and (!) Pets in photos, and now you can set a video for a call.
There is a children’s mode with which you can restrict access to certain functions. Chinese MIUI 7 firmware for Mi2, Mi2S, Mi2A, Mi3, Mi4, Mi Note, Redmi and Redmi Note will appear tomorrow.